Tag: bootloader

Verizon’s Galaxy S3 Comes With A Locked Bootloader. Root, A Workaround, And Verizon S3 Source Code Already Released

Verizon’s Galaxy S3 Comes With A Locked Bootloader. Root, A Workaround, And Verizon S3 Source Code Already Released

| July 9, 2012 | Reply

  When people started to receive their shiny new Verizon S3 it came with a bit of a surprise. A locked bootloader. It didn’t take very long for the interwebs to blow up in anger over this and for many Android specific websites to start reporting false information that the bootloader was encrypted. Not long […]

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Sony Posts ICS Beta For Developers To Test On The Xperia Play

Sony Posts ICS Beta For Developers To Test On The Xperia Play

| March 30, 2012 | Reply

  Sony took a pretty bit hit in the face with their first Android Xperia phone. It was laggy, bad poor hardware reliability and was slower than the Samsung of old to get an update. Sony has since taken a new approach to update phones quickly and provide good phones and good customer service to […]

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Now you too can unlock your Atrix bootloader

Now you too can unlock your Atrix bootloader

| June 24, 2011 | Reply

User the2dcour over at xda has supplied a method to unlock your Motorola Atrix bootloader via fastboot. All you need do is flash a quick sbf file and run some command and you are unlocked. There have been rumors for days that a few people were working on making this happen when the first image […]

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Motoboot Madness

Motoboot Madness

| June 13, 2011 | Reply

I would like to touch on the Motorola bootloader madness, it’s old news, but it’s still developing. From a year and a half ago. The first Android phone from Motorola was the DROID (A855). It basically saved their butts, and that’s an understatement. But when the DROID was shipped over to Europe as the Milestone, […]

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BREAKING: Cyanogen Mod on the Droid X! VIDEO

BREAKING: Cyanogen Mod on the Droid X! VIDEO

| June 12, 2011 | Reply

Today the developer CVPCS, known for the Sapphire ROM on the Droid 1, and the Obsidian ROM on the Droid X debuted a video of Cyanogen Mod 7 (CM7) booting on the Droid X. This is extremely significant as it is a large step in Droid X development. Unfortunately the devices bootloader is still locked. […]

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Motorola Photon 4G To have Unlockable Bootloader?

Motorola Photon 4G To have Unlockable Bootloader?

| June 9, 2011 | Reply

Yes, you read that right. Everybody knows that Motorola is king of locking down their Android devices, making power users and developers across the globe upset. While Moto has released a statement saying that they are “looking into” possible allowing their bootloaders to be unlocked, they’ve been very quiet on the issue since. Today AndroidAndMe.com […]

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Motorola to Enable Unlocking Bootloader On All Devices This Year?

Motorola to Enable Unlocking Bootloader On All Devices This Year?

| April 26, 2011 | Reply

Locking down bootloaders of Android devices seems to be the in thing these days, and none do it better than Motorola. After great success with the unlockable  (original) Droid they have been locking down the bootloaders of their devices tighter than Fort Knox, with phones like the Droid X and Motorola Milestone fending off unlocking attempts for months […]

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If you haven’t seen it yet, this Motorola poll is pretty funny

If you haven’t seen it yet, this Motorola poll is pretty funny

| April 20, 2011 | Reply

For myself, I am past the point of caring. Motorola has already alienated me with it’s terrible “refurb” replacements that usually take two or three to actually work, and with this bootloader mess.  But, some people do still care about Moto and would like them to know they want an unlocked bootloader. If you check […]

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Samsung will NOT lock its bootloaders

Samsung will NOT lock its bootloaders

| April 15, 2011 | 1 Reply

Samsung sure has been up to some odd offerings today. First, they drop source code for Froyo on the fascinate before Vzon lets it out. I am guessing this has something to do with the agreement about being open, and Vzon has been tinkering with the update for too long. Then, it comes out they […]

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Rooted Gingerbread 2.3.3 for the Droid X is upon us thanks to @p3droid

Rooted Gingerbread 2.3.3 for the Droid X is upon us thanks to @p3droid

| April 13, 2011 | Reply

Normally, I would supply some directions, some direct download links and thoughts on something like this. Not this time, too many disclaimers, 3 files to download and install, and some requirements that make little to no sense as far as bootstrapping. You can thank Moto for all of that because of the locked down bootloader […]

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